Wild Land Management Services John Muir Trust
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Management Standards
Our wild land management standards are designed to achieve ecological balance and integrity on wild land

Our 28 standards form the backbone of our wild land management. They fall into six categories – management planning; soil, carbon, water; biodiversity & woodland, deer & livestock; facilities, heritage & sustainability; and communities & awareness – and can be browsed from the top left menu.

You can also download our Wild Land Management Standards Handbook in PDF format, which details all the standards on this website and includes a useful actions checklist for wild land managers. You can also download the checklist separately as well as a management plan template.

The standards form a framework for working towards our vision for wild land. We would like to see the majority of the UK’s wild land supporting natural habitats and species.

We envision a diverse landscape of native woodland, sustainable numbers of grazing animals, rich flora and abundant wildlife.

We see the wide open spaces, stunning views, fresh air and clean water that are so important to people’s well-being, being valued and protected.

This is our vision of wild land management.

ETHOS
Wild land management requires a holistic approach
APPROACH
Protect landscapes, encourage native species, restore natural habitats

Wild land management

The Trust owns and manages over 25,000 hectares of some of the finest wild land in the UK. We own land to protect it, repair damage and to keep it wild for future generations. Helping us do this are the passionate volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to our conservation work parties each year.

We work to restore native woodlands and other important habitats, and encourage the return of native species and natural processes.

We maintain over 120 km of footpaths from woodland walks to coastal trails and world famous mountains routes, including access to seven Munros , five Corbetts and a Lakeland summit.

We regularly monitor the growth of tree seedlings, the condition of habitats such as dwarf shrub heath and blanket bog, and track the state of wildlife across our properties.